Steamboat Springs’ newest auto repair shop aims to take care of people at decent price

Bob Wallace, the operator of Wallace Autos, is hoping to establish his organization in his new west facet place at 2101 Snow Bowl Plaza.
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In April, Bob Wallace opened his automotive repair shop, Wallace Autos, at 2101 Snow Bowl Plaza, but the longtime mechanic, with more than 20 several years of practical experience, is not new to the small business.

“I took a crack, and I essentially began developing properties,” stated Wallace. “I’ve got a two-yr-old son, and I have acquired an additional one particular on the way. This chance was just right: Chris (Cotton) was transferring out, and we experienced talked about it for like a 12 months just before just variety of joking and it just variety of worked out.”

Wallace, who took in excess of the place that used to household Bear’s Automotive on the west aspect of Steamboat Spring, reported his intention is to take treatment of people today at a first rate selling price. The car fix shop will acquire in all can make of cars and trucks and supply services which includes tires, oil modifications, comprehensive engines, transmissions, clutches, brakes, and exhaust. He is accredited to do the job on Subaru motor vehicles and is an Automotive Support Excellence certified mechanic. He explained he will work on Toyota and all American would make of motor vehicles as properly.

“Our target is just using treatment of persons at a respectable price tag, and doing it proper the to start with time” Wallace explained. “We delight ourselves on not obtaining any comebacks.”

The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday via Friday and by appointment on Saturdays. It was just the opportunity that Wallace, who explained he has liked operating on autos considering the fact that he was 15, was on the lookout for to get back in the automotive repair organization soon after possessing his have store in Denver for 10 several years.

He still left the business enterprise to just take a small crack, just before transferring to the Yampa Valley five several years in the past. He has worked for a few of area automotive outlets in town, and is fired up to have a store once more.

The locale has two lifts, and Wallace claimed he has the indicates to choose on just about each and every occupation. Wallace says he just enjoys mechanics and tinkering with things and that he however enjoys building bikes and hotrods when he gets the possibility. Customers can access the shop at 970-879-1143 or by emailing [email protected].

Wallace, and his wife Kaiti Lydon, reside in Oak Creek with their son, Declan. The few is anticipating their 2nd boy or girl in November.

It’s just a wonderful transition,” Wallace reported. “I took a split and this possibility arrived around and I took benefit of it.”